7. Allardia nivea J. D. Hooker & Thomson ex C. B. Clarke, Compos. Ind. 145. 1876.
小扁毛菊 xiao bian mao ju
Waldheimia nivea (J. D. Hooker & Thomson ex C. B. Clarke) Regel.
Herbs, perennial, villous, with dense appressed gray-white hairs. Rhizome procumbent, woody, much branched. Stems many, erect, with dense lanate leaves. Leaves sessile; leaf blade cuneate, 4-8 × 1.5-2.5 mm, apex 3-lobed. Capitulum solitary at apex, shortly pedunculate. Involucre hemispheric, 8-11 mm in diam.; phyllaries in 3 or 4 rows, abaxially lanate, margin narrowly brown scarious, outer and middle ones ovate to oblong, 4-5 mm, inner ones oblanceolate, ca. 6 mm. Ray florets 17-20, red; lamina oblong, 7-8 mm, apex 2-denticulate. Disk florets yellow, 5- or 6-lobed. Achenes ca. 1.2 mm, glabrous, with sessile glands. Pappus many, bristlelike, pale yellow, ca. 2.5 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul.
Lateral moraines of glaciers; 5300-5400 m. S Xizang (N slopes of Qomolangma Feng) [Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan].